Barenaked Ladies - Pollywog In A Bog Guitar Chords

Barenaked Ladies

alternative rock, canadian indie, canadian pop, canadian rock

Song versions: 1 2
Chords: F, A, C, Bb, G, D, G-, Eb, D-, C-, Cm
[Bass line]
F  A  C  Bb  Bb A G  D  C    F

Play with ska feel (all upbeats)

[Verse]
     F
In a puddle by the trail,
Bb
Flips his tiny tail,
G-
Just like a great big whale,
    Bb              F
But smaller than a snail.
       F
He's a pollywog in a bog,
Bb
Swims under soggy logs,
G-
One day he'll be a frog
Bb             F
Pollywog in a bog.
F
Oh-oh-oh-oh oh oh oh
Bb
Oh, oh, oh.
G-
Oooooooooh, Oh, oh-oh,
Bb         F
Oh, oh-ho.

[Chorus]
       F
It's a pollywog in a bog
Bb
Swims under soggy logs
G-
One day he'll be a frog
Bb            F
Pollywog in a bog

[Verse]
    F
Overhead a cedar tree
Bb
Gives the shade he needs
G-
Munching while he feeds
   Bb             F
On lily pads and weeds
F
Knows not where he's from
   Bb
Or how his life had begun
G-
He's not the only one

(start playing downbeats)

[Verse]
 C
And soon he'll breathe through lungs
Bb              G-
It's hard to believe
                          C
With the arms you'll receive
                 F
You'll lift your head
                    Bb
Above the water and breathe
Bb             G-
Gills shrink away
                     C
And may there come a day
         Eb         D-
When you reach the shore
             C-        F
With a whole world to explore

(Back to ska feel)

Bb
[Ribbit, ribbit, a tadpole exhibit
      Eb
It's a transformation no one can inhibit
  C-
Amphibian change may seem strange
          Eb                           Bb
Take them gills and the tail and they all rearrange
Bb
Out come the legs for the jump, jump
Eb
Hop to the top of the stump, stump
Cm
Out come the legs for the jump, jump
Eb                     Bb
Hop to the top of the stump, stump]
Bb
Where the mud is deep
Eb
Frost will soon creep
Cm
And without a peep
 Eb             Bb
A frog is fast asleep

[Chorus]
         Bb
It was a pollywog in a bog
Eb
Swam under soggy logs
Cm
In the morning fog
Eb            Bb
Pollywog in a bog

[Chorus]
Bb
It was a pollywog in a bog
Eb
Swam under soggy logs
Cm
In the morning fog
Eb             Bb
Pollywog in a bog

[Chorus]
Bb
It was a pollywog in a bog

Swam under soggy logs
Cm
In the morning fog
Eb             Bb
Pollywog in a bog

More chords by Barenaked Ladies: